Mammoth considers medical marijuana grow in town limits

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Mammoth Mayor Don Jones, far right, presents certificates of appreciation to town volunteers.

Mammoth Mayor Don Jones, far right, presents certificates of appreciation to town volunteers.

  Will there be a medical marijuana grow facility in the town of Mammoth?

  The possibility was discussed at last week’s Mammoth Council meeting.

  There is currently no ordinance in the town codes to govern such a possibility.

  The council discussed a Medical Marijuana Ordinance in Mammoth and the distances required for medical marijuana grow facilities and the regulations governing locations and the distances the facility must be away from schools, churches and public facilities.

  Town Attorney Steve Cooper said that no ordinance in the Town codes could be found and that a facility would be allowed in a commercial zone.

  It was noted that someone has an interest in bringing a medical marijuana grow facility to Mammoth. Mayor Don Jones felt that the tax revenue generated by this business would be beneficial to the town.             

Contracts

  Garbage collection and the town’s contract with Waste Management came under consideration by the council. The town has amended the contract with Waste Management to provide garbage collection. The Town would receive 5¢ per can and the service costs were lowered by 10¢ per can. Pick up would be one day per week.

  The Council discussed then approved a contract with Desierto Weed Control for weed spraying services. Desierto is a local company and the spraying of weeds is expected to save thousands of dollars in manpower costs which were estimated at nearly $100,000 per year. The annual contract is for $9,732.50 to be paid quarterly.

Vacancy

  It was announced that Council member Eric Romero had submitted his resignation effective immediately. The Council accepted his resignation. The Town is looking to fill the vacant position. Anyone interested in becoming a council member should submit a letter to the Town of Mammoth.

Volunteers

  Mayor Jones presented Certificates of Appreciation to ten Mammoth residents who volunteered to cut weeds around town saving hundreds of dollars in manpower costs. The ten recipients were: Rudy Burrola, Rene Romo, Joey Renteria, Jackie Ells, Mike Martinez, Albert Najera, Manuel Morgan, Fred Peterson, Donald Lopez and Larry Puls.

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